The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program brings together talented students and faculty who have dedicated themselves to reducing the grinding impacts of global poverty and defining the pathways to enhance well-being for the under-resourced and socially excluded.


The UA MDP is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2016 cohort! We have extended our deadline and will accept applications through April! Applications after April will be accepted on a case by case basis. Email us at for more information. 

We accept U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows


The Arizona MDP is hiring a new Director at the Associate or Full Professor level.  Please see the job description and details on how to apply here.

Follow MDP On





MDP News

Please see our spring newsletter!

Eight MDP students joined Stephanie Buechler and Kristina Bishop on a one day field trip to Sonora.  The group visited with small-scale farmers who grow and process fruit and vegetables for local consumption. Students learned about the challenged faced by small-scale producers including how the long-term drought has impacted production.

MDP students Chloe Hein, Jessica Uren and Monalee Teves' report, the "Demographic Survey of Tucson's SunLink Ridership" was published by the City of Tucson.  It is the first ever survey to create of socio-economic profile of the streetcar ridership!

MDP Alumni

Contact Information

Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program
School of Geography and Development
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721
ENR2 South 4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-1652 Phone
(520) 621-2889 Fax